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Recommendations for Tires Plusboth bad and good.
- I've gone to Tires Plus for a long time to get my oil changed.
Well, a couple of weeks ago, I needed four tires on my car, and my
husband called around for the best deal. Even with the 4th tire free,
Porterfield Tire totally beat Tires Plus' price. I will probably
always get my oil changed at Tires Plus, and I will always get my
tires from Porterfield. I should've known to just go there first,
because my parents only go there for tires because of the price and
great customer service. :-)
- I've really liked that location. They never try to upsell, and they've
always been honest with me.
- I have had nothing but great experiences with the guys at Tires Plus
on the eastside. They replaced a burned out headlight free of charge,
and gave me a great rate on two new tires I bought just a few weeks
ago. My car drives great again, and I won't go anywhere else!
- I use them all the time, for most services - but I use the one out by
- I wouldn't buy anything from them, bad, bad, bad experience
- I would check with the one on the Atlanta Highway.......they seem to
have a better reputation.......
- Don't know anything about them, but check out Five Star Auto, 441
across from bowling alley. They usually have good prices.
- I own a BMW 325i (2002) and got tired of being ripped off by the local
dealer for service stuff. I've used the eastside Tires Plus -- my
service advisor was Kenny -- five times, and they've become my trusted
technicians for my car. They've provided oil changes, a set of new
tires, new brakes and new bushings on my car. They accommodate my
schedule, stand behind their work, and they're friendly. Most
importantly, I pay 1/3 of what the local dealer was charging for the
exact same stuff!
- I don't like Tires Plus because at two different locations, with
visits that were years apart, I felt as if I was being spoken down
to since I'm female. I visited both the Highway 29 location out
towards Athens Tech and the College Station Road location. Maybe
you won't have the same problem now - it's been many years (about 10)
since I started taking my business elsewhere.
- Tires Plus on College Station is a ripoff place. My daughter's car
had to go back three times, and the last time she took her boyfriend
in to threaten them, before the tires were safely put on. A policeman
told us he worked a wreck once where the lugnuts were left off the
tires and they flew off when the driver turned onto College Station.
If you need tires go to Porterfield Tire. They treated my daughter's
car like it was one of their child's and made sure she was safe.
- I use Tires Plus on a regular basis to maintain my 1990 Chevy Lumina
w/165000 miles. They do a great job (IMHO). As a matter of fact,
they are putting four new tires on the car on Oct. 24th, and it's not
the same special you're talking about, but it's a good price....They
are also switching out my motor mounts. (the total for Saturday will
be $400 - tires & motor mounts). At the beginning of the summer, they
switched out my air conditioning for $500, and this year, except for
scheduled oil changes, that's all the work that I've had to have done
-- sure beats a car payment! I follow their recommendations, they offer
a "high-mileage" oil change which includes a different grade of oil &
some conditioners for high mileage engines, and my Lumina is running
like a new car!
- I've used them for tires and oil changes for years. The old
management had a habit of telling me I needed services that I didn't
(I had a trusted mechanic always check out anything they told me
engine-wise), however, since they've changed management, I haven't had
a problem. I even took it in for something they couldn't fix and they
recommended someone that fixed the problem for far less than the
dealer. I just took mine in for new tires, recently, and they told me
that one of my tires had hardly any wear on it at all and sold me only
3 tires. They gave me a good deal on two tires and an alignment for my
son's car as well.
Lumina w/165000 miles. They do a great job (IMHO). As a matter of
fact, they are putting four new tires on the car on Oct. 24th, and
it's not the same special you're talking about, but it's a good
price....They are also switching out my motor mounts. (the total for
Saturday will be $400 - tires & motor mounts). At the beginning of
the summer, they switched out my air conditioning for $500, and this
year, except for scheduled oil changes, that's all the work that I've had to have done -- sure beats a car payment!
I follow their recommendations, they offer a "high-mileage" oil change
which includes a different grade of oil & some conditioners for high
mileage engines, and my Lumina is running like a new car!
- I have always found them to be dependable. For example, twice I went
there with flats expecting them to sell me a new tire (I did not buy
my tires there) and instead, both times they told me they could repair the
tires (one was even a slight cut on the side wall) cheaply--I think it
was $5. I am still riding on those tires and it has been over 6
months! My experience has been so good that I get all of my oil changes
- I have used that Tires Plus for oil changes, a few new tires, a few
tire rotations, and brake work (new shoes I think) and have always
been very satisfied. I've never heard any complaints about them. I can
tell you for certain, though, DO NOT EVER GO TO PEP BOYS! =)
- Use extreme caution!!! I could tell you horror stories about them. I
wouldn't get tires or my car serviced with them if they paid me. I now
use Sears and they aren't much better but so far, nothing like Tires Plus.
- Without going into all kinds of examples and stories you don't want to
hear, let me just say I CANNOT SAY ENOUGH GOOD STUFF about those guys.
Truly. I moved here from California and one of my scariest thoughts
was not having a decent professional honest car repair place; I didn't
know anyone here and didn't know who to trust. I love Kenny (little
Kenny not big Kenny!) and you can tell him I said so.
- I had to use Tires Plus on College station in an emergency. I had to
replace a tire (two actually cause you should never replace just
one)that was worn through the tread. Rather than risk driving home and
then to my usual shop when they opened on Monday I chose to get the
new tires at Tires Plus. My brakes worked fine when I pulled in, but
somehow the line from the brake fluid reservoir was damaged by the time
I got my car back. It could have been a coincidence but the fact that
they were willing to turn my car over to me to drive off without warning
me that my brakes were not working was not. I could barely stop the car
and narrowly missed hitting the building when I tried to back out of the
parking lot. Later I had trouble with the tire I bought. Less than 3000
miles and it was worn through. I took it in because it was under warranty
and they gave me a hard time about getting it replaced because I needed
$1500 dollars worth of repairs on my car to replace the struts and
shocks. In the end I bought two more tires and left. I took it to my
mechanic and got the work done for half that. when I went back to tires
plus they still refused to honor the warranty on the tire. And they told
me that my mechanic had charged me and done no work. They tech at Tires
Plus had the nerve to tell me that whoever did the work had "seen me coming
and lied about fixing my car". (I have been going to my mechanic for 12
years and trust no one else with my car, by the way.) I showed them the paper
work to prove I had the work done. Tires plus still refused to honor the
warranty on the tire that failed because the manager had to sign off on it
and he was on vacation. Five days later, when I finally got my refund while
the manager lectured me about how "women don't know how to take car of cars."
Long story, sorry - but avoid Tires Plus like the plague.
- I like tires plus. I have not been to the one on College Station, but
have used the ones on ATL HWY and Epps Bridge a lot. The good part
about getting your tires there is that they will do free rotations
(and /I think repairs) on them as long as you own the vehicle. So if
you get your oil changed there, they will rotate your tires for free
- If you have not already done so, tires plus on College Station is who
I would recommend. The Manager over there is great.